1L Student Q&A: Collin Cowdery '22

Collin CowderyCollin Cowdery '22 is from Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in East Asian studies, with a concentration in Japanese.

1. What made you want to attend law school?
I wanted to attend law school because law has all the aspects of a career that are already in my wheelhouse; writing, reading, research, and critical thinking. Given that I am already strong in those areas, and the fact that the law interests me made the choice an easy one.

2. Why did you chose UConn Law?
I chose UConn Law due to its reputation as well as its affordability. The school is a perfect mix of prestige and economic availability.

3. What are you most looking forward to in these next few years?
Truthfully, I am really actually excited about the classes. I have been out of school for a while and am excited to get back into studying and bettering my understanding of a subject that I am truly interested in.

4. What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I read, relax with my girlfriend, and play video games primarily. I also love to cook.

5. How do you want to use your law degree?
I want to use my law degree to practice. Though there is a chance that I might become a lawyer only to go work at a startup company, my current thinking is that I want to immediately go into practice once I pas the bar.

6. What is your favorite lawyer movie?
My favorite lawyer movie is unquestionably "My Cousin Vinny." "The Firm" is also a great one, but nothing is ever going to top Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny." It should be required watching for all law students.